Wine Bus in Paso Robles and Santa Barbara

Rhone Rangers “Rhones on the Range” – Thu. 8/9/18

Greetings Wine Linos!

The Rhone Rangers ride again!  Check out the upcoming event from those outlaws…

Rhones On The Range BBQ & Barn Dance

08/09/2018 05:30 PM Alta Colina Winery, 2825 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles CA 93446

Celebrate summer with an evening wine tasting and BBQ dinner with the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers
along with majestic views from atop the Summit Vineyard at Alta Colina!
Enjoy your favorite Paso Robles Rhone wines paired with artisan cheeses from Vivant Fine Cheese + a BBQ Dinner prepared by Chef Jacob Lovejoy of Love.Joy.Eat.
Live music and a barn dance with Bear Market Riot completes the evening!

Reserve early as a limited number of tickets are available for this HOT AUGUST evening!
$65 per person (+ tax), includes gratuity.  Click here for TICKETS.

5:30-6:30 pm Wine Tasting + Artisan Cheeses
6:30-8:30 pm BBQ Dinner, Fundraiser Auction & Dancing

NEW for 2018:  The Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fundraiser Auction! Purchase an auction ticket for a Mystery Bottle and choose from White, Rosé or Red Rhone wines.  All proceeds go to the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund which is disbursed to our local community college’s viticulture department’s students.

Must be in vehicles with 3+ guests. 

Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door.

Event Notes:
-Sales tax required on event ticket purchase
-Price inclusive of gratuity.
-Individual tickets are required for all guests; no sharing please!
-All Ticket Sales Are Final. No Refunds or Substitutions.

Hope you can make it!

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

Summer/Fall Concert Calendar at Robert Hall!

Greetings Wine Linos!

Wow…what an upcoming line up over the next few months at Robert Hall winery.   Lotsa tunes, some food trucks and beautiful sunsets are in your future, should you choose!   Read on…

Free Run Fridays Concert Series

July 13th –  Martin Paris Band, 5:30-7:30p

Join us Friday from 5-8pm for live music by local favorites – The Martin Paris Band. They will be performing a variety of musical genres including rock, pop and country for our guests. Old San Luis BBQ will be here serving chicken, tri-tip and pork BBQ dinners and salads, so come hungry!
August 3rd – The Belmores, 5:30-7:30p
This husband and wife duo – Carol and Terry Belmore – are beautiful story tellers. They craft their sound with with a combination of styles and lots of original material. Old San Luis BBQ will be here serving chicken, tri-tip and pork BBQ dinners and salads.
August 10th – Jolon Station Band, 5:30-7:30p
This band believes that rock & roll was made for dancing! They’ll be playing your favorites from the songbooks of Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley in addition to their own material. Bring your dancing shoes!
August 17th – Rolf G. & The Chaos 5:30-7:30p
This duo is sure to entertain the crowd with their antics and playful humor. They’ll be playing popular country hits, classic rock and old favorites. Old San Luis BBQ will be here serving chicken, tri-tip and pork BBQ dinners and salads.


August 24th – Lulu & The Cow Tippers and Choco’s Mexican Grill Food Truck, 5:30-7:30pm
Rock & Roll quartet that perform covers ranging from Johnny Cash to 70’s and 80’s dance music. They combined their unique styles and talents to infuse a delicate blend of southern rock, blues, rockabilly and straight up hard rock. Choco’s food truck will be serivng up tacos and authentic Mexican dishes.
August 31st – The Paso Wine Man Band, 5:30-7:30p
Front man, Casey Biggs, leads this group through an eclectic mix of blues, swing, jazz and country music – something for everyone.
Old San Luis BBQ will be here serving chicken, tri-tip and pork BBQ dinners and salads.


September 7th – B & The Hive, 5:30-7:30p
Alternative indie rock with soulful vocals and a dynamic band filled with power, grace and  chemistry. Enjoy their music on the patio with a glass or bottle of wine.
September 14th – Burning, Bad & Cool, 5:30-7:30p
This trio performs southern fried soul, gospel and blues with a thick, sweet harmony. They’re a unique musical experience with a one-of-a-kind playlist.
September 21st – The Jammies, 5:30-7:30p
Local SLO county band – The Jammies – will be joining us live on the Terrace patio. They play a wide variety of music, Classic Rock, Reggae, Funk, and R&B. Bring your dancing shoes, as they will surely get you dancing!
September 28th – Noach Tangeras Band, 5:30-7:30p
A local band from the coast bringing Americana style folk music with roots in blues, country, folk and rock.
Old San Luis BBQ will be here serving chicken, tri-tip and pork BBQ dinners and salads.
October 5th – Tipsy Gypsies, 5:30-7:30p
This eclectic band bends genre definitions while playing a blend of vintage pop, blues and jazz. You are guaranteed to have a good time with their approachable musical style.
October 12th – The JD Project, 5:30-7:30p
Veteran SLO County band – The JD Project – will be performing live on the Vineyard Terrace. Their driving blend of rock, blues, soul and country makes you want to tap your feet, sing along and dance!


And if that’s not enough, they have a whole slew of other events planned in between and after these Friday night festivities.  Stay tuned and we’ll keep you post on their other fun stuff!

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

Wine Bus in Paso Robles and Santa Barbara

Wonderful New Testimonial from a Paso Robles Customer!

Greetings Wine Linos!

We just received such a lovely testimonial from a recent Paso Robles customer.  Read on…



My friend and I had a wonderful experience with the Wine Line on Sunday.  Although we did not have the private tour option, Aidan helped to make our small group (just the 2 of us + 1 other couple) feel special and customized the tour to our needs.  He even went back to a prior winery to retrieve a lost cell phone while we carried on tasting at the next winery!  He was knowledgeable and his recommendations were excellent.  The entire process, from online ordering, emailing back and forth on options, to the tour itself, was pleasant and made our trip to Paso Robles a wonderful experience.

Thanks again for everything.

Sue G.
San Diego, CA
(Paso Robles Tour)

No, no, no…thank YOU Sue!  😉

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

California Wine Tours

46 West Wineries Summer Block Party – 7/7/18

Greetings Wine Linos!

That gang of the 46 West is throwin’ it down again!  Get your ticket, grab a glass, join in and hold on!!  Read on for the deets…




Taste the BEST of the WEST

Join us on Saturday, July 7, 2018
Four Lanterns Winery,
(located just off of Highway 46 West in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country)

The Summer Block Party is a casual ‘mini-wine festival’ atmosphere featuring 17 of the 46 West member wineries. Meet and greet with the owners, winemakers and staff and try there favorite wines along with a BBQ Tri Tip and Grilled Oyster dinner from Paso Catering and rockin’ live music from Burning James and the Funky Flames to dance the night away to…all for $55 per person!
This is one of the more popular events on the Central Coast and should not be missed.
This Event Will Sell Out, so get your tickets early, you don’t want to be turned away at the door.


Hope ya get a pair! (of tickets, that is…duh)

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

New Testimonial from a Paso Robles Customer!

Greetings Wine Linos!

What a succinct and lovely message we just received from a recent Paso Robles guest!  Please read on…


Thank you, Jason, for a great experience. And thanks to Larry for coming in on his day off to give us the experience of a life time. It made our trip to Paso Robles EVERYTHING.

Thanks again.

Raymond E.
Croswell, MI
(Paso Robles Tour)

WOW!  What a wonderful thing!  So glad we could be such a significant part of their trip and show them a great time!

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

Bluegrass and…Kebabs?!? – Rio Seco – 6/29/18

Greetings Wine Linos!

Nothing says Kebab like some Bluegrass, huh?  Or is it nothing says Bluegrass, like Kebabs?  Well, we like both, so what the hay!  Rio Seco’s got both on hand tomorrow, Friday evening.  Check it out…

Rio Seco Vineyard and Logo

The Popular Central Coast Bluegrass Band

~ Cuesta Ridge ~

Performing This Friday 6/29 at RIO SECO

5th Friday Music & Merriment is kicking off with a “string pluckin’ good time”.
We are excited to host (for the first time!) such a fantastic & notable local bluegrass band!
Click the picture below and check out Cuesta Ridge on YouTube! 

6:00 – 9:00 pm
$10/pp includes wine tasting
No RSVP’s needed

Also new this year ~ Food Trucks!

We hope you will enjoy food from Javed Kabab Paradise Food Truck!
Available for purchase & featuring the authentic taste of Indus Valley with naan and kebabs!
Check out their menu on Facebook 

Watch one of Cuesta Ridge live videos “Up On The Ridge”

Hope you can take part in the hoedown or the chow-down or both!

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

As “Gouda” Reason as You Could Want!

Greetings Wine Linos!

That’s what Le Vigne’s givin’ ya…actually a GREAT reason to “hop off” there!  A Gouda Burger BBQ!  Read on for their details…

Saturday only, July 7th,
11am to 1pm

Let us know if you want to “hop off” at Le Vigne on your tour in the “comments” section if you make your reservation online, mention it if you book over the phone, or just let your driver know on the day of service and s/he will take you there!

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

Downtown Paso Robles’ Wineries Passport Weekend – 6/6-6/8/18

Greeting Wine Linos!

Many people miss out on one of the wonderful experiences, hiding in plain sight, on their trips to Paso Robles.  That would be the Downtown Paso Robles Wineries.  Well, now is your perfect opportunity to take full advantage with their upcoming Passport Weekend.  Read on for more…

Stroll around to 15 of our boutique winery tasting rooms with your 3-day Passport and taste the diversity that the Paso Robles Downtown Wineries have to offer.  Each winery will be offering something special for Passport holders: a gourmet bite, special discounts, live music.  Passport specials are available all weekend during the participating wineries’ regular business hours.

Visit any of the participating wineries during the weekend (one visit per winery please), enjoy the special offering at each, and get your Passport stamped to be eligible for special gift basket drawings.

For event details and to purchase your Passport click here.

Either enjoy day or two around your tour plans with The Wine Line, or tell your driver you’d like to “hop off” and stroll as part of, or to end, your day with us!

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line

A Little Vineyard Education!

Greetings Wine Linos!

You ever hear terms like “budbreak” and wonder what the heck that means?  Well, the good folks at Mitchella have sent us a little education and we decided to share it with you along with other “goings on” at their winery!  Read on for enlightenment…

     Pruned Vines                    Budbreak                Grape Clusters

This is a simplified, abbreviated version to make it easier to remember, so you can share some of these terms at your next wine tasting and sound like a pro.
Critical to a good harvest is pruning which allows energy to flow through the vines resulting in a balanced ripening of fruit. Basically, it’s out with the old and in with the new…canes that is. Pruning most of the canes except for a few, produces shoots which grows into canes which produces grapes which turns into a delicious glass of Mitchella wine for you to enjoy. Hello!
It’s the primary bud that is the prize. This little guy evolves into something pretty special… the beginning of a year’s worth of growth. Shoots, leaves, flowers and grapes all start from here. That’s a major role to play!
Those knuckles or nondescript bumps on the canes will begin to swell and buds will emerge. Soon, they’ll break open and shoots will begin to shoot upward. From a bunch of spindly sticks to shoots, it all happens pretty fast.
This isn’t the type of flowering that most people are used to and it doesn’t necessarily work as a bouquet. Grape flowers are small, spindly, and antenna looking tendrils surrounding a core which eventually becomes the grapes. This process isn’t as “flowery” as it sounds. Immediately after blooming, the pollen sacs open and release pollen and pollination occurs. Fertilization occurs two to three days after pollination. The fruit set stage follows flowering almost immediately.
Fruit Set
“Fruit set” is a term used by growers to refer to how successfully the flowers in the vineyard were pollinated and the quality of the set will determine how good the crop will be months later. You might hear a winemaker say, “it was a good set this year” and knowing what that means puts you in the in-crowd.
To be continued…
But wait!  There’s more!
Did You Know? Sulfites Aren’t So Bad
Did you know that all wine, even if it states “sulfite-free,” has sulfites? When you see “sulfite-free” what they are really saying is that no sulfites were added. Sulfites (or sulfur dioxide, SO2) are naturally created during the fermentation process so, there’s no getting around sulfites. If you’re a health conscious person, just know you actually want some sulfites in your wine. Acting as an antimicrobial, they prevent your wine from tasting like vinegar or worse. It also allows for longer shelf life and maturing after it leaves the winery, guaranteeing that when you open it at home, you’ll get a clean, fresh taste. Since the 1800’s, Paso Robles is known for its sulfur hot springs but, did you know we spray our vines with sulfur? We use careful sustainable viticultural practices and spray Sulfur, to ensure healthy grapes (i.e no rot) and to greatly reduce the need for SO2 additions during the wine making process. The amount of sulfites in a wine is regulated and if it’s above 10 parts per million (ppm), it has to be stated on the label.
Very few people are sensitive to sulfites, unless you have asthma or don’t have the necessary enzymes in your body to break it down. To determine if you are sensitive, eat some dried fruit.  Dried fruits have 10 times more sulfites than wine, and one piece has about the same amount of sulfites as a glass of wine. If you have no issues with dried fruit then, you’re good to go.
How often have you had a glass of wine and a headache comes on? There are a few reasons why but more than likely, it’s not due to the sulfites. It could be the the quantity of wine you are drinking or it is probably the histamines which are found in the skins of the grapes as they sit in their fermented juice or natural oak aging.
Pizza on the Patio
Three pizza flavors each month!
12 – 2 pm
July 1
Enjoy Indie-folk music of Will Breman
August 5
Enjoy Indie-folk music of Will Breman
September 2
Enjoy Indie-rock from the band Sidedish
Oven fired pizza, Mitchella wine and entertainment over looking the vineyard.
Good times!
Lobster Fest
September 8

Thanks to Mitchella for schooling us!
Until the next drop.
The Wine Line

Free Wine & Food for Fathers at Hunt Cellars! 6/16-6/17/18

Greetings Wine Linos!

Are you a Father?  Do you like Free?  Food and Wine?  Well, “hop off” at Hunt and get all of the above!  Read on for the deal, Dads!

Dads taste FREE all weekend!

Join us this Saturday as we celebrate Dads with complimentary BBQ bites paired with over a dozen highly acclaimed wines. Dads taste free all weekend long! BBQ bites will be coming off the grill starting at 12 pm until they are gone! Enjoy appetizers of BBQ chicken, sausage, garlic bread and more!

We have indoor and outdoor seating, pet friendly. Bring family and friends and
enjoy our spacious deck over looking Paso Robles 46 West wine country.

Let your driver know you’d like to “hop off” at Hunt on your West side tour and s/he will make it happen!

Happy Father’s Day Dads!

Until the next drop.

The Wine Line